What’s good in your hood: Brixton by Gemma

My top places in the Brixton area:

Brixton Village Market

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When I lived in Brixton in 2011/2012 this area was selling fruit, veg and hair pieces only. I moved back to Brixton in 2014 and wow, what a difference! This is a great place to meet friends, people-watch and eat tasty food! My favourite place to eat in the market are Fish, Wings n’ Tings and Mama Lan’s.

Check out Time Out’s video of the area:

http://www.timeout.com/london/things-to-do/brixton-village-market-restaurants-and-cafes

Brixton Brewery

Located in the railway arches in the heart of Brixton, they open the doors on Saturday afternoons to visitors, usually from 12-4pm. You can chat to the staff, buy Brixton beers to drink in or take-away! This small, local business has thrived with the support of the local restaurants and residents. My husband, Ewan, and I like to support local businesses and this is one that Ewan can support easily as he loves their ale!

http://www.brixtonbrewery.com

Brockwell Park

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Located about 10 minutes walk from Brixton tube, this park was created in 1811 and became a public park in 1892. The park is unique as it mixes new developments (tennis courts, basketball courts, childrens play areas, BMX track) with the unique identities from past eras. I love it for the view of London (The Shard, The London Eye, The Gherkin), the Lido where you can swim outside in the summertime and the ice-creams from Brockwell Hall cafe! They also host great events there including Fireworks on bonfire night and the Lambeth County Show in July!

http://www.brockwellpark.com

Herne Hill Farmer’s Market

Herne Hill has a real feeling of being in a British village which is a nice escape from bustling London. Every Sunday they host a Farmer’s Market – fresh produce from around the UK to eat there or take home to make a roast dinner, craft tables, yummy pastries and sourdough breads. We bought our Christmas tree from here too last year!

https://weareccfm.com/locations/herne-hill/

Hootananny’s

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This pub is well known for hosting great live music every week. The music is eclectic and includes Latin, Regae, Afrobeat, Ska, Hiphop and Funk! It’s just £3 entry on Friday and Saturday nights too – but be prepared to queue if you arrive late! I don’t recommend this to those wishing to have a quiet evening, I’d describe the venue as raucous with a lively beer garden! They also have tents on the yard selling yummy Mexican food at affordable prices! Please note – this venue is for those aged 21 and over!

http://www.hootanannybrixton.co.uk

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